Statistics is the discipline of gathering and analyzing data. It has developed into subareas that are broadly defined by data type, and its methods are often motivated by scientific problems of contemporary interest, such as in genetics, functional MRI, climatology, epidemiology, clinical trials, finance, and more.


  • Time series and random fields
  • Asymptotic theory
  • Decision theory
  • Nonparametric inference
  • Resampling-based inference
  • Geometric statistics
  • Cluster analysis
  • Multiple testing
  • Functional and longitudinal data analysis
  • Robust statistics
  • Survival analysis
  • Design of experiments


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Mikio Aoi

Assistant Professor

Dr. Aoi is a computational neuroscientist interested in studying how populations of neurons coordinate their activity to perform computations.…

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Ery Arias-Castro


Ery Arias-Castro received his Ph.D.…

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Mikhail Belkin


Mikhail Belkin received his Ph.D.…

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Jelena Bradic


Bradic is an Associate Professor of Statistics, and winner of multiple teaching awards.…

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Alex Cloninger

Assistant Professor

Alex Cloninger is an Assistant Professor in Mathematics and the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego.…

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David Danks

Professor Danks conducts research at the intersection of machine learning, philosophy, and cognitive science.…

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Yian Ma

Assistant Professor

Yian Ma works on scalable inference methods and their theoretical guarantees, with a focus on time series data and sequential decision making.…

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Arya Mazumdar

Associate Professor

Arya Mazumdar obtained his Ph.D.…

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Dimitris Politis

Distinguished Professor, HDSI Associate Director

Associate Director Politis is an internationally known scholar in mathematics and economics, working on time series, bootstrap methods, and nonparametric estimation, and a researcher with authorship of more than 100 journal papers and monographs.…

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Armin Schwartzman


Armin Schwartzman’s research encompasses theoretical and practical aspects of statistical signal and image analysis in a variety of scientific applications.…

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Ronghui (Lily) Xu


Xu earned her Ph.D.…

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Wenxin Zhou

Associate Professor

Wenxin Zhou is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at UCSD.…